Statement that the main power grid could collapse for two weeks is a hoax

The South African government has dismissed as a hoax a statement that has gone viral, which alleges Eskom notified government that the main grid could possibly crash and plunge the country into darkness for two weeks. A statement released today, 10 February 2015,  by  the Communications Department Acting Director-General, Donald Liphoko,  said:  “South Africans are…